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White Heat


In later years, [[Performer~P10165~James Cagney~jamescagney]] regarded White Heat with a combination of pride and regret; while satisfied with his own performance, he tended to dismiss the picture as a "cheap melodrama." Seen today, White Heat stands as one of the classic crime films of the 1940s, containing perhaps [[Performer~P10165~Cagney~jamescagney]]'s best bad-guy portrayal. The star plays criminal mastermind Cody Jarrett, a mother-dominated psychotic who dreams of being on "top of the world...more